La Administración Wolf anuncia fondos para contratar y retener médicos en áreas desatendidas de Pennsylvania

first_img Español,  Healthcare,  Press Release En el día de la fecha, el Gobernador Tom Wolf anunció que el Departamento de Salud de Pennsylvania publicó una convocatoria de solicitudes para el Programa de amortización de préstamos relativos a la atención primaria de Pennsylvania. Este programa aporta fondos para contratar y retener a los proveedores de atención primaria que trabajan en áreas donde hay escasez de profesionales médicos.“La amortización de préstamos es crucial para convocar y retener proveedores en las áreas con mayor necesidad de servicios de atención médica en nuestro estado”, dijo el Gobernador Wolf. “Me complace poder poner fondos a disposición de aquellos profesionales comprometidos a prestar sus servicios donde más se necesitan”.“Consultar periódicamente a un proveedor médico es uno de los pasos más importantes que una persona puede dar para mejorar su salud”, dijo la Secretaria de Salud, Dra. Rachel Levine. “Esta financiación nos ayuda a garantizar que quienes viven en áreas desatendidas tengan acceso a servicios médicos primarios, dentales y de la salud del comportamiento. Queremos asegurarnos de que todos los residentes de Pennsylvania tengan la posibilidad de recibir tratamiento con regularidad en un lugar que les resulte conveniente”.En este momento, el departamento cuenta con un total de $625,000 dólares en fondos estatales y federales disponibles para estas nuevas adjudicaciones, y espera que a medida que se disponga de más fondos, pueda brindar más asistencia.El programa de amortización de préstamos del estado proporciona la amortización de préstamos relativos a la educación a los profesionales médicos que brindan atención médica primaria, dental o de salud del comportamiento en áreas designadas como Áreas de escasez de profesionales de la salud (HPSA, por sus siglas en inglés), o a proveedores que atienden pacientes de bajos ingresos que representan el 30% de sus pacientes.Las HPSA son áreas designadas a nivel federal donde hay escasez de profesionales de la salud. Por ejemplo, un área con escasez de proveedores que atienden a un grupo de población específico, como las personas de bajos ingresos, se identifica como HPSA.Los profesionales de atención primaria elegibles incluyen médicos (atención primaria y psiquiatras), dentistas generales, asistentes médicos profesionales, enfermeras profesionales certificadas, enfermeras parteras certificadas, higienistas dentales, psicólogos, trabajadores sociales clínicos habilitados, consejeros profesionales habilitados y terapeutas matrimoniales y familiares.La amortización de préstamos se ofrece a los profesionales médicos aprobados a cambio de dos años de servicio en un sitio de práctica de atención primaria aprobado.Para obtener más información sobre el programa de amortización de préstamos, visite el sitio de Internet del Departamento de Salud en www.health.pa.gov o síganos en Facebook y Twitter.View this information in English. August 20, 2020 La Administración Wolf anuncia fondos para contratar y retener médicos en áreas desatendidas de Pennsylvaniacenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

New head of faculty emphasizes mentoring, outreach

first_imgStudents at USC have the resources of the Undergraduate Student Government and Graduate Student Government to represent their collective opinions, work on solving issues and stay connected with the university. Faculty members too have their elected leaders as resources.Opportunity · Gomer said he wants to help each school make progress on their strategic plans as well as improve sustainability on campus. – Photo courtesy of Charles J. GomerDr. Charles J. Gomer, who was recently elected vice president of the USC faculty for the 2012 school year, said he wants to ensure that all USC faculty members’ voices are heard.“In the past years the university has finalized far-reaching strategic visions,” Gomer said. “Now each school will use that vision in setting their own goals in moving forward … [I] will check and see how they’re doing and if there are things we can do or items we can provide them with.”As vice president, some of Gomer’s responsibilities will include running the Academic Senate, which consists of representatives from all the USC schools, sitting in on the faculty and USC Trustee committee meetings and helping each school achieve their strategic plans. He will also continue to serve on the Appointments, Promotions and Tenure Committee for the USC Keck School of Medicine and as vice chair of Faculty Affairs in the Department of Pediatrics.Gomer will also serve as the faculty’s president-elect for the 2013 school year. The president of the USC faculty works on strategic planning and overall vision, but Gomer said he hopes to work on “enhancing the existing communication and outreach to all faculty so they know there is a voice for them.”Gomer, however, won’t only be focusing on the faculty. As president, he wants to work more with USC students to improve the graduate student program and distance learning, which the university has a significant investment in for the future.Another student issue that Gomer wants to tackle during his time in office is sustainability.“The opportunities for USC to move forward in areas of sustainability and environmental friendliness are tremendous,” Gomer said. “This is an area that we know many of our students are actively involved in.”Gomer was a prestigious recruit for USC. Before coming to Keck, he completed his undergraduate and graduate education in biology at State University of New York at Buffalo — the same graduate school as President C. L. Max Nikias — for a portion of his studies. When it came time to narrow his field of study, Gomer chose radiation biology because of his personal ties to the field.“Cancer runs in my family,” Gomer said. “I decided to go into a program that focused on cancer. It allowed me to do things I learned at the lab bench, basic research and understanding processes, but what was really nice is that I was able to work with other clinicians and scientists to move some of these [processes] into the clinic.”Through his research, Gomer has been able to develop new therapies for retinoblastoma, a rare eye cancer that develops in early childhood. After working in New Mexico at National Laboratories, which was part of the atomic bomb and radiation-focused Manhattan Project during World War II, Gomer was recruited to work for USC to develop expertise in using lasers and radiation therapy to treat eye tumors.On top of his new duties, the scientist will continue to do research at the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles and to instruct the medical residents there and at Keck in radiology.Perhaps the area that Gomer is most known and appreciated for at USC is his mentoring. The recipient of the USC Mellon Foundation Culture of Mentoring Award and the USC Provost’s Award for Mentoring, Gomer said helping others achieve their goals and work up to their full potential has always been one of his passions.“What was very fortunate for me was that I had an outstanding mentor when I got into graduate school who was an outstanding scientist himself, but who also took the time to work with me and to mentor me, and to allow me to do some risky things with research that ended up panning out very well,” Gomer said.Once he arrived at USC, Gomer was determined to give back to others in the same way that he had once been helped.“I was asked a while ago to set up mentoring programs for new faculty members [at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles],” he said. “I was very much wanting to do this … it’s a way to give back because I was so fortunate.”As part of his new program, Gomer helped create workshops on career development, presentations and writing in order to help faculty gain new and valuable skills. In addition, all new faculty members are paired with a team of members from their field of interest.“What really makes USC special … is that over the past decade they have developed a culture of mentoring,” Gomer said. “They reward good mentoring by faculty members. They want faculty to work with students and new faculty to help them succeed … USC does it very well and provides a lot of resources.”last_img read more